On Resilience, Strengths and Gratitude [Art Journal Pages]

November 1, 2011

I’ve been busy art journaling my way through 6 Easy Lessons for a Happy Artist’s Life and Lesson 2, which focuses on finding your strengths and exploring how strengths can be a source of resilience during difficult times.  Lani‘s second lesson highlights the work of Positive Psychologist Martin Seligman who identified 24 signature strengths and traits valuable to human culture.  Working on this lesson was a really powerful experience for me.  It challenged me to think about hard moments from a strength based perspective and what traits are core to helping me not just cope/survive, but to also thrive.

Here’s a series of spreads showing gratitude to my top 5 strengths (Belief Strengths Test):

Showing Gratitude to My Strengths

Hope

Creativity

Humor

Leadership

Courage

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6 Responses to “On Resilience, Strengths and Gratitude [Art Journal Pages]”

  1. Styln Says:

    Beautiful work! Seems like a very worthwhile character building exercise.

  2. Lani Says:

    This is beautiful Gretchen!


  3. Thank you– and thanks to Lani for the inspiration! 🙂


  4. Gretchen – your pages are amazing, so powerful and beautiful to look at.
    Big love
    AJ


  5. Thank you AJ for your kind and encouraging words!

  6. Nanci Keim Says:

    You are so talented. I love your work!


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